More about creativity and artistic process
It was awkward drawing the underlying icons for the painting from the ‘My Niche‘ post. The paper had a rough finish, I was using a pen that had permanent ink and I was anxious about making a mistake. Consequently, the ‘cloud’ formation I drew only had four lobes. When I am feeling more relaxed, I draw many more lobes. It makes for fluffier looking clouds.
Here is the painting from that post:
and the detail to which I refer:
The cloud icon pictured above was my inspiration for today’s experiment. When I look at it, it does not remind me of a cloud. I decided to re-draw this image on a larger scale. Also, I wanted to use a smooth paper so I could draw a little more freely. This is not to say that I did not have the same anxiety about drawing. A 9×12 piece of watercolor paper is intimidating when one is holding a 1mm permanent ink pen in one’s hand.
I was also nervous about washing the area surrounding the figure. The hot pressed paper is sensitive to hesitation marks in my experience. So I had to balance the need to hurry along versus the need to be careful at the borders.
Here is today’s study, which I call ‘Sorrow’: